Saturday, October 26, 2019

The First LONE RANGER Sunday Strips (1938)

The Ranger made his newspaper strip debut - with the Sunday page above - on September 11,1938. The daily strip started the next day, but followed a different storyline. The five Sunday strips shown here constitute the first completed adventure. Both dailies and Sundays were credited to artist Ed Kressy. The story was based on a radio story by Fran Striker, but research by Ron Goulart suggests the script was actually written by Kressy's wife.


Rick Robinson said...

That was fun. The ink work is a lot darker than usual, isn't it?

I'm looking forward to that Nero Wolfe stuff.

Evan Lewis said...

The strips were in color, but the scanned newspaper archives are in black and white. The quality of the halftones varies from week to week. We'll see the same with the Sunday Wolfes.